Has the smoke alarm ever caused you to burn your food
February 25, 2009 4:18pm CST
Our smoke alarm is located right off of our kitchen so if even a little smoke gets in to the air it goes off. It is loud and annoying and nobody can stand it. It always seems to go off just as the what ever I am cooking is just finishing. Because we can't stand the stupid noise I will run over and shake a pillow at it to get it to stop, and sometimes it comes right back on. Thanks to the stupid detector my food has actually gotten ruined because I was dealing with the stupid detector instead of stirring, turning, or turning the food off. Does this ever happen to you?
• United States
26 Feb 09
Funny you should mention this we have the exact same problem, in fact I get so fed up with it , if my wife is dong a lot of cooking, I will just unscrew the thing and take it down. My wife gets so annoyed when it goes off. All of the kids are trained to wave pillows or what ever by it to get it to go off.
26 Feb 09
I don't have a smoke alarm in the kitchen. I know I should get it to feel safer but till now I haven't really cooked that much to be scared off a fire. I also have electrical oven and stove so no alive fire in the kitchen.
25 Feb 09
We used to have our smoke alarm outside the bathroom, which meant that if someone had a shower, and came out leaving the door open, the steam would set it off. That meant that you had to rush around opening all the windows, then stand underneath it frantically flapping a towel about, which took at least 5 minutes. So I can imagine if you were cooking your food would burn!